Nairobi,KENYA:Member of Parliament for Embakasi East Paul Ongili( Babu Owino) has been arrested by the police and taken to office of Director of Criminal Investigation headquarters for further questioning.
Nairobi county commissioner Japhet Koome on Monday confirmed the arrest of the young Member of Parliament that was elected on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.
This comes after the MP was on Sunday reported to have uttered words that are deemed demeaning to the head of state.
Speaking at an opposition rally in Kangemi, Babu said”If Muammar Gaddafi was removed by citizens,if Laurent Gbagbo was removed by citizens.if Yahya Jammeh was removed by citizen,who are you? Wewe ni motto wa mbwa (you are a son of a dog)”
The remarks are believed to have been directed at president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Earlier babu had taken to his facebook account were he stated that he will not dare apologize to anyone for the remarks he made.
“I will not apologize to anyone because I called nobody’s name during my yesterday’s (Sunday) address.” Wrote Babu
Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris through her twitter account, condemned the Babu’s statement against president Kenyatta saying freedom of speech comes with responsibilities.
Jubilee supporters in Githurai, Kiambu also took to the streets calling for the arrest of Babu Owino for disrespecting President Uhuru.